Majority of UK workers believe ‘job hunting is stressful’

 

Yes, it's National Stress Awareness Day again - the annual campaign run by the International Stress Management Association, which aims to raise awareness of stress, its causes and how it can be managed.

To coincide with this event, CV-Library has released findings of a recent survey that revealed the majority of UK workers (84.6%) admitted that looking for a new job always or frequently makes them feel stressed.

The research, which studied 1,200 UK workers, also found that 83% of professionals believe that job hunting stress is a real problem facing today’s workforce.

Lee Biggins, founder and managing director of CV-Library, comments: “Workplace stress is something we often hear about, but very rarely do we talk about the stress that can be caused as a result of job hunting. These feelings are very real, and it’s clear from the data that the nation’s professionals can become extremely disheartened when the job search becomes overwhelming.

“Recruiting professionals play a huge role in a candidate’s job search, and at the end of the day both recruiter and candidate have a shared goal – to land them a job! As such, it’s vital that recruitment professionals are working with job hunters to aid their search and reduce unnecessary stress levels.”

Carole Spiers, ISMA (UK) Chair and Founder Stress Awareness Day, said “National Stress Awareness Day 2016 was one of our most successful yet, with 180,000,000 comments on Twitter and extensive media promotion for ISMA.  This year we're aiming to do even better, as Stress Awareness Day goes international and I am very excited that countries from around the world will be participating.”

 

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

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